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Old Feb 14, 2013, 08:38 AM
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New PVC Foam ?


Is this stuff something new ? I saw it being used for ornamental building construction and it was very light. PVC foam. Should be very strong, and I have info on the way from the mgfr, it is called Celtec.

1mm to 6mm thickness.

http://www.eplastics.com/PVC_Foam_Board
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Old Feb 14, 2013, 09:32 AM
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Have you looked at the price of that? Unless they offer some substantial discounts off retail, that's too rich for my blood!
Old Feb 14, 2013, 09:58 AM
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Also, I didn't see anything about density (weight), did you?
Old Feb 14, 2013, 02:55 PM
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I think this stuff is more dense. I think coroplast will win.

Email got here :

Standard sheet size measures 48” x 96”. Various weights below

3mm (.125”) = 15 lbs

6mm (.250) = 30 lbs

10mm (.375) = 37 lbs

I think that is .45lbs/sq ft with 3mm. Too much.
Old Feb 15, 2013, 02:00 AM
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Wow! That is heavy!
Old Feb 15, 2013, 05:33 AM
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It isn't what I saw, the stuff was tough and light weight. I'll try to find the stuff they were sculpting door frames from.
Old Feb 16, 2013, 01:33 AM
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If I was going to *order* foam, I'd probably just go with that Model Plane Foam or whatever it's called that the guys here are selling. Everyone who's tried it seems to really like it. I just always go with whatever I can find locally, whether it's Home Depot or Dollar Tree stuff. It's not like my building skills OR my flying skills will matter much which I build with.
Old Feb 16, 2013, 06:45 AM
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I was looking for some hardware store stock to build 80 inch gassers with. The PVC would be much more suitable.
Old Feb 16, 2013, 01:04 PM
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Gotcha.
Old Feb 16, 2013, 05:28 PM
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Not much good stuff in local stock. Most aircraft building suppliers have it all honed down.
Old Feb 18, 2013, 03:47 PM
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experience with this stuff


IT IS HEAVY but it can be hot air welded with plastic welding rod to PVC pipe and to itself. BUT IT IS HEAVY. would make a killer material for your flight box!

back in he 80s I used to make a poratble booth for conventions for work. Its tough ,nice colors, comes in 4' x 8' sheets.
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I will ask the construction crew if they are still working, but it is 50 miles away, not sure but I plan to go that way this week. The stuff they had was very light and foamy, but very hard and strong.


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